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AutoCAD customization v/s Revit Customization

Designers of computer-aided design would be aware of the popularity of Revit and AutoCAD. Both these softwares are owned by Autodesk and have been developed to meet the needs of designers, but their varying architecture sets them apart. Improving the productivity is the immediate need for designers and architects, who look to apply intelligently customized… Read More

4 ways to build your own CAD application

We all know the benefits of CAD applications but if you are a specialist in engineering domain or allied areas like architecture, you may want more from your CAD applications as your business needs are different. You are probably looking for industry specific applications that offer the features, menus, commands relevant to your needs or… Read More

Customizing Autodesk Inventor using API in C#

With an increase in the number of CAD applications, the number of CAD files specific to applications has increased a lot. Users are now interested to see designing a CAD file in one application and import in other application. Make some modifications and re-import it back, Thanks to interoperability without which it would not have… Read More

CAD Data Interoperability Solutions

What is CAD Data Interoperability? Every CAD package stores information internally in a format that is best suited for that package. These proprietary formats can only be read by the specific program and are extremely difficult to use for other programs. For most modern engineering applications it is necessary to be able to transfer CAD… Read More

ProtoTech’s Product Updates- 2016

Time goes by fast. Year 2016 has given way to 2017. 2016 was a busy year for us. We released new products and added lot of exciting features to our existing products. Here are some of the highlights from it. # New product released:      3D Export SDK: It supports the export to following… Read More

Adding Custom GUI to Autodesk Inventor

This is an era of specialization which means there is a specialized software to design everything. There is a design software to only meant to design a screw and on the other hand there is one for rockets. Not all these specialized software are standalone software. Many design software companies leverage existing software platforms (viz.… Read More

6 different Platforms for 3D Shape Search

“Design, reuse or source?” is a standard dilemma being faced by all the engineering firms for a long time now. It’s not an easy decision, as engineers must first determine if the part or something similar to it exists in the company’s design vault, which may contain a million files or so. Sometimes it is… Read More

How to import and export AutoCAD (DWG/DXF) files in your application?

AutoCAD is amongst the most popular CAD software and has been around for almost three decades now. DWG (.dwg – DraWinG) is AutoCAD’s native file format. It is in binary form and is proprietary. DWG typically stores the design information using geometrical elements, dimensioning information, material information and user data (or metadata). Because of the popularity of AutoCAD, it has… Read More